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Gemili targets Olympic final place

15:21 24 July 2012

Adam Gemili celebrates securing his place in the Team GB 100metres squad after finishing second to Dwain Chambers in the 100m final during the Aviva Trails and Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Adam Gemili celebrates securing his place in the Team GB 100metres squad after finishing second to Dwain Chambers in the 100m final during the Aviva Trails and Championships at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

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Team GB’s teen sprinter Adam Gemili is brimming with confidence

Adam Gemili is confident he can run his first sub-10seconds time and reach the Olympic 100 metres final at London 2012.

The 18-year-old Blackheath & Bromley sprinter claimed the 100m world junior title in Barcelona in a championship record time of 10.05sec earlier this month, confirming his status as the world’s quickest teenager.

Now he is confident he can break the 10-second barrier when he lines up against the likes of Usain Bolt at the Olympic Games.

“I’m getting closer and closer [to the 10-second barrier],” he said.

“It could potentially come at the Olympics. Obviously every sprinter wants to do it one day.

“A final is not out of the question,” he added. “It’s very possible if I perform well and get the right circumstances.”

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